The third convocation of University of Education held on Saturday at Bank Road Campus auditorium which was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Dr.Faiz ul Hasan.Convocation ceremony started with the recitation of Holy Quran whereas Samina Shakir performed her duties as stage secretary.
Vice Chancellor Dr.Faiz ul Hasan in his welcome address said that we have to acknowledge and applaud the realization and commitment of the government towards education as increasing budget allocation is a clear evidence of their support results the maximization of research culture among students today. By giving a short introduction of varsity, Vice Chancellor said that University of Education was established in September 2002 as a specialized university for teacher education, which was essentially a new concept in Pakistan but not so in the outside world.UoE is not only providing a quality education to students in various disciplines at its 10 campuses spreading all over the punjab but it has a unique position regarding teacher education as the real key for quality education.Dr.Faiz ul Hasan congratulated the graduates particularly the award winners on their brilliant performance and said that this is indeed a memorable occasion for them, for their parents and for their teachers.
During the convocation 2013, Vice Chancellor conferred degrees upon the graduates and postgraduates of various disciplines. More than 36 thousand students from various disciplines and programs were awarded with degrees. Degrees were distributed among 7787 students from session 2008, 8361 students from session 2009, 10850 students from session 2010 and 9710 students from session 2011 whereas 18 position holders from session 2008, 20 position holders from session 2009, 27 position holders from session 2010 and 27 position holders from session 2011 were awarded with gold medals and merit certificates. University of education created a record by distributing 56 MPhil and 24 PhD degrees.
Ex-Vice Chancellors of University of Education Dr.Ghulam Mustafa Habibullah and Dr.Munawar Mirza,other University’s Vice Chancellors, Registrar Bashir Ahmad Ch.,Controller Examinations Dr.Ashiq Hussain Dogar,all Principals and Directors of Campuses and Divisions,Educationists,Students and their parents and a number of people from different walks of life participated in the convocation and appreciated the efforts made by the Vice Chancellor for development of university as one of the best public sector university.
Talking to media, Vice Chancellor University of Education Dr.Faiz ul Hasan said that for gaining the better educational results we are focusing our attention on examination system and faculty development programe.In this regard 20 teachers have been sent for their PhD studies at universities of great repute while to facilitate pursuance of PhD, we have collaborations with university of Glasgow,UK and Columbia University,USA.Moreover for encouraging research culture, the university gives a handsome incentive for publishing an articles in national and international journals as research is only the key for progress and development of any nation.
Vice Chancellor thanked the honorable guests and all those who were present in convocation and said that University of Education stands on a unique position among all the universities in Pakistan and it will leave no stone unturned to continue the curricular and extra-curricular activities.
In the end, Vice Chancellor Dr.Faiz ul Hasan once again congratulated the graduating students, particularly those who have attained higher merit position. He advised students to work hard with commitment and dedication so as to excel in life. He said that you should remember that you are the real builders of nation and each one of you is a role model for thousands of children and youth.
In connection with the third convocation University of Education will observe holiday in all campuses on Friday,10th of May.